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Garner baby shower benefits charity

Minor-league baseball team collects baby gifts
/ Source: The Associated Press

Jennifer Garner’s hometown threw a baby shower for the mom-to-be and husband Ben Affleck — but the gifts went to charity.

Although Garner and Affleck didn’t attend, hundreds of gift-bearing fans came to a West Virginia Power minor league baseball game Saturday for “Jen and Ben Baby Shower Night.”

Admission was free for those who donated a gift and for fans named Jennifer.

The promotion benefited the baby pantry for Starting Points, a nonprofit group serving children and the families of children under age 8.

Among the 410 donations were a car seat, diapers and baby food, said Power account executive Matt Thompson.

Garner, 33, star of the TV series “Alias,” and Affleck, 32, tied the knot last month at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.

The actress has been filming the drama “Catch and Release” in Vancouver, Canada. Affleck will star as George Reeves, television’s Superman, in the upcoming movie “Truth, Justice, and the American Way.”